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A permit is required for projects such as new construction, additions, remodeling or repairs to electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. For your convenience, this page contains a list of the most commonly used permits. Please visit the Forms and Publications page to obtain a complete listing of all building forms, information bulletins and other helpful resources.


Building Permit

This permit ensures that construction projects comply with local, state and federal standards for land use, zoning and construction, and verify compliance with the minimum standards that help safeguard life or limb, public health, property and welfare.


Discretionary Permit

This permit is required when a project may have impacts on the surrounding area due to a proposed use, design feature or project location.


Electrical Permit

This permit is required for the installation, alteration, addition or replacement of electrical wiring, devices, appliances or equipment, and to comply with the minimum standards necessary to safeguard life or limb, public health, property and welfare.


Fire Permit

This permit is required for the installation of fire suppression systems, fire alarm system, or component of such systems, and to comply with the minimum standards necessary to safeguard public health, safety and welfare.


Grading Permit

This permit is required when a project will change the topography of a property when conducting certain excavations or filling-in of an area.


Mechanical Permit

This permit is required for the installation, alteration, replacement or repair of addition or replacement of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, or refrigeration system, and to comply with the minimum standards necessary to safeguard life or limb, public health, property and welfare.


Plumbing Permit

This permit is required for the alteration, addition or replacement of a plumbing system or portion of a plumbing system within or on any structure or premises and to comply with the minimum standards necessary to safeguard public health, safety, and welfare.


Right-of-Way Permit

This permit is required when a project will change the topography of a property when conducting certain excavations or filling-in of an area.

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Is your project related to one of the following permits?

  • News Rack Permit
  • Residential Rooftop-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Permit
  • Simple Permit -MEP Permit (No-plan Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing permits)
  • Traffic Control Permit
  • Transportation Permit

Yes

When was the permit submitted?

  • After Jan. 15, 2018 for Residential Rooftop-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV), Traffic Control, or Transportation?
  • After April 30, 2018 for Simple Permit – MEP (no-plan Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing)?

No

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